Wednesday, May 24, 2017

I've Been Nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award!

Thank you, Juneta Key for this nomination.  Thank you for being the spark and driving force behind the quarterly short story blog hop, Storytime Blog Hop. I'm glad you challenge us to share our stories because having a deadline helps me sit down and do it! I love Juneta's blog.  She is a champion for writers and shares wonderful tips on writing.  You should check it out here.

Storytime Blog Hop spearheaded by Juneta Key.
The Rules:
Rule 1:  Put the award logo/image on your blog. (ABOVE)
Rule 2:  List the rules. (You’re Reading Them)
Rule 3:  Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog. 
Rule 4:  Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well. (ABOVE under LOGO)
Rule 5:  Tell your readers three things about yourself.
  1. I kicked up my heels as a hobo from Hooverville in the chorus line of the community players production of Annie. So much fun and a dream fulfilled.
  2. My name, Janet, is my mother's middle name and my middle name is my grandmother's middle name, Lee.
  3. I was inspired to keep writing when I really thought I couldn't do it anymore after reading Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg.
Rule 6:  You have to nominate a bunch of people (some say 5 others say 20).
  1. Joan Y. Edwards--Never Give Up
  2. Helena Fairfax
  3. Marsha R. West
  4. Joselyn Vaughn
  5. Anna Simpson--Elements of Emaginette
  6. Nan Sanders Pokerwinski--Heartwood
  7. Anyone that would like to join us, Consider yourself nominated.
Rule 7:  Notify your nominees. (Done.)
Rule 8:  Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice, one weird or funny question.

1. What was your favorite food when you were 10? And now what is your favorite food? Oops, is that 2 questions?
2. Who influenced you to become a writer? There may be many people who guided you in your journey?
3. What is your favorite book on writing, publishing, or marketing?
4. Did you have an imaginary playmate when you were a kid? Tell us about it.
5. If you had the opportunity to hug anyone from the past or the present, who would it be and why? Uh, that may be 2 questions too. But you're a writer. You can handle them!!
Rule 9: Share a link to your best post. According to my stats, one of the favorites in 2017 was Someone Hacked my Facebook Page, Now What Do I Do?
Answering Juneta's very interesting questions...
  1. If you could get a redo on ONE thing in your life without impunity, what would it be? I wish I had gone to Northwestern University and studied journalism.
  2. If you had three wishes, what would your THIRD wish be? Eating ice cream every day of my life.
  3. Describe your “true self” in three words. Optimist, supporter, reliable
  4. If you were a Star Wars character, who would you be? Can be anyone in old, new or expanded universe, but you cannot take a test to find out.  Who do you see yourself as?  If you don’t know Star Wars, use Lord of the Rings, or Pirates of the Caribbean or Harry Potter as a substitute only if you are not familiar with Star Wars.  I know, not everyone is as crazy about it as I am. Oh boy. To be very honest, and I know you wouldn't understand this, Juneta, but I am not a fan of Star Wars. As far as Lord of the Rings, we did a scene from the play in my college drama class and I hated it, so I never read the entire story. And I have not gotten around to Pirates or Harry Potter. Ok--I'm boring. BUT I do love the Star Wars stirring musical theme. 
  5. If you had the opportunity to know your future, would you?  Why or Why not? NO! Then I would worry every day about what was coming up and how to face it. I like taking one day at a time and savoring the good times. Those good memories help me overcome the bad times.
Thanks, Juneta. This has been fun!

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Helena Fairfax said...

Thanks so much for the nomination, JQ. I loved both your questions and your answers. I look forward to playing along!

Marsha said...

Thakns for the nomination, JQ. You had good answers to some quirky questions. I'll play along. Not sure I can name 5 blogs now if I leave off you and Helena's LOL I'll see what I can come up with.

J.Q. Rose said...

You are so welcome, Helena. I find you blog filled with information about books you like and helpful information for writers. BTW, I love your stories too.!

J.Q. Rose said...

Hi Marsha, I really like how you share whats going on in your life as well in your writing life in your blog posts including photos too!
If you can think of 2 or 3 nominees, that's fine too. Glad you want to play along.
I just added the audio to the blog. I added a bit to my answers in the audio. I think this would be a good one for you to add audio to your blog too. I'm sure with your theater and speaking background, you would have a great narrator voice.

Tess Grant said...

How fun! Congrats!

J.Q. Rose said...

Thanks, Tess.

Juneta key said...

Great post. Loved answers and audio. That is really cool, the audio.

Thank you. Actually, Storytime blog hop is spearhead by about 6 to 8 Holly Lisle students from the How To Think Sideways course. We all get together and have some discussion about it and make the decision together each hop. We are an admin team I guess.

It has just been me that has has been hosting the last few as everyone else has had some busy demands on their time and it was easier for me, so I helped out by saying I'd host each of these months. Others have hosted it in the past.

We do so appreciate your playing with us and giving us a shout out. I look forward to reading your story in July. Hope you plan to join us again.

HUGS Juneta

Juneta key said...

By the way, I love your voice. You sound great.

Nan P said...

Thanks for nominating me, JQ. Interesting answers. I'm with you on #2!

Marsha said...

You sound great on the audio, JQ. I don't really know how to do that. Can you send me steps? Thanks.

J.Q. Rose said...

Hi Juneta, glad you loved the answers and the audio. It was fun figuring out answers to your questions. Thanks for nominating me! I did not know there was quite an admin group sponsoring the storytime blog hop. Thanks for setting me straight on that. Thank you for hosting the hops I've been a part of.

J.Q. Rose said...

You're welcome, Nan. Your blog based on creative activities and creative folks in our community (West Michigan area) is one I enjoy reading every week and especially the photography that accompanies each post.

J.Q. Rose said...

Hi Marsha, I have a friend who critiques the audio and she wants me to sound more natural, not like I am reading the blog so much. So I tried to ad lib a bit on the audio. So listeners get a few extra tidbits than what is in the post on this one.

Maybe I'll write a blog post on how to add audio to I'll let you know when it is posted.Not sure how to do add audio for WP users.

Patricia Carter said...

Wow, thats incredible. I hope you win it.
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